I just got an invite from a colleague to join Webtalk. This is an invite only social media network designed for professionals and business owners. Since LinkedIn has new limitations and Facebook, Instagram, etc. is really not an ideal fit for what I am trying to accomplish, I decided to give it a shot. It's free so no harm, no foul right?
Here is what I have found...
In order to join, you must be invited by someone who is already active on the platform. Invites are sent out through special links given to you, similar to your LinkedIn profile URL. All you need is that link to serve as an invite to sign up.
Here is your personal invite from me https://www.webtalk.co/thelocalbusinesspromoter . Just copy and paste that in your browser and you are good to go.
During the process of signing up they ask you to follow 10 people. There are tons of people already on here, so be choosy and follow the ones you eventually want to connect with.
2. Profile Setup
Setting up your profile is quick & easy. They take you through the process step by step and it only takes about 5 min.
The best way to do this is by having your LinkedIn profile open in another browser to copy and paste from.
The one thing you should be careful about is not adding your home address, phone number, etc.
And remember the golden rule: always use a throw away email for your login.
3. Personalizing Your Invite Address
Once your profile is complete, click on the About button at the top right of your profile and change your Webtalk URL to whatever you like.
4. Inviting & Getting Connected For Free
On the free version of the platform you must first follow the person you want to connect with and then send them a connection request immediately afterwards.
5. Inviting & Getting Connected Paid Version
For about the same price as Sales Navigator, you can connect and send messages to anyone on the platform, connected or not. You also have tools to narrow your search down to hit your ideal demographic. If you are in sales like me, you will definitely love this feature.
Posting updates is virtually the same as LinkedIn and you should have no issues. You can also post photos and videos to your timeline.
If you are looking for the easiest ways to generate leads online, be sure and check out my Linkedin page or The Visibility Store page for Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn.
Glen Wearden is the Founder of The Local Business Promoter and has over 25 years of sales and digital marketing experience. Here are a few tips and tricks I have learned to improve my sales along the way.